Robinson Cruso / Edition 2

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Overview

ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATED BY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIP

The acclaimed tale of a shipwrecked Englishman who finds himself stranded on an island off the coast of South America — a story of survival, self-reliance, adventure, and faith.

THIS ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES:
• A concise introduction that gives the reader important background information
• A chronology of the author's life and work
• A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context
• An outline of key themes to guide the reader's own interpretations
• Detailed explanatory notes
• Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work
• Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction
• A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience

Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential.

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"There is nothing archaic about Vance's miraculous reading of this classic tale.... This stellar audiobook brings out all the elements of this original castaway tale." —-Booklist Starred Audio Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393964523
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/28/1993
  • Series: Norton Critical Editions Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 254,345
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Shinagel received his Ph.D. from Harvard University, where he is Senior Lecturer on English and Dean of Continuing Education and University Extension. He has also taught at Cornell University and Union College. He is the author of Daniel Defoe and Middle-Class Gentility, editor of A Concordance to the Poems of Jonathan Swift, and co-editor of Harvard Scholars in English, 1890-1990. His articles and reviews have appeared in various scholarly journals.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2000

    Former student of Professor Shinagel

    I recommend highly Professor Shinagel's authoritative edition of Defoe's classic work. What is most illuminating about this work is the critical and historical framework he uses to contextualize perception of the Crusoe myth--and the enduring appeal of the novel--throughout the last three centuries. He calls upon a stimulating and varied audience of critical reception--from Rousseau and Coleridge to Watt and Damrosch--to accomplish this. In this respect, Professor Shinagel does Defoe great justice, as this is one of the eminently lucid and enjoyable Norton critical editions you are likely to encounter. An outstanding instructor; as well you can imagine.

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